Norma MontesinoSenior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work


  • Migration, Transnational migration, Child migration, Romani people


My research concerns social history with a focus on the treatment of poor migrants in the Swedish context. For my dissertation (The Gypsy Question. Intervention and Romanticism, 2002) I studied the Swedish policies on Roma groups during the last century. Later I studied the emergence and development of the institutionalized reception of refugees in the Swedish welfare services. Later research projects concern health policies, migration and social work.

Current research projects:

  • Migrants in the Swedish social welfare
  • Swedish welfare policies and the Roma groups
  • Health policies, Migration and Social Work


I teach different classes in the graduate programme at the School of Social Work and supervise students at different levels.

Professional work


  • Member of Romani Studies Institute (Sweden)
  • Member of Research Network: Roma and Resande in the Nordic countries (RORHIN), Hugo Valentin Institute, Uppsala
  • Member of the international editorial board for Serviço Social & Sociedade, Sao Paolo, Brasil

Recent research outputs

Norma Montesino & Ohlsson Al Fakir, I. 2018 Conceptualising Public Health: Historical and Contemporary Struggles over Key Concepts. Kananen, J., Bergenheim, S. & Wessel, M. (eds.). London, p. 119-134

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Lars Harrysson (ed.), Rosmari Eliasson-Lappalainen (ed.), Anzén, U., Christel Avendal, Staffan Blomberg, Brunzell, M., Kristina Göransson, Helene Lahti Edmark, Linér, P., Stig Linde, Norma Montesino, Lupita Svensson, Nataliya Thell, Tabitha Wright Nielsen & Hekkala, P. 2017 Mar 25 Lund: School of Social Work, Lund University. 80 p. (Research Reports in Social Work; vol. 2017, no. 3)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Norma Montesino 2016 Jun 27 In : Trabajo Social Global. 6, 10, p. 27-49 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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